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Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lodi, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Your basic room. Bed and bath. Bathroom shower stalls could stand to be replaced as stains are on the shower floors. Kind of gives the impression that they are full of mold. Otherwise, everything was a.o.k. Good bed, t.v. worked fine, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, work table, etc. Sheets, towels, and floors were all clean. Small continental breakfast in the... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Bob, Thank you very much for your review and feedback! Please come back soon! Thanks again. Cordially, Ruben Z G.M. More

SACRAMENTO
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm seriously conflicted about this property. The location is near the big casino's (5-minute walk) and it has a cool atmosphere, but here are my pro's and con's: PRO'S: This property has that "east coast shore motel" feel. It's just two stories and is surrounded by other smaller properties that are, for the most, well kept and not seedy at... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to get us feedback, customer like you will help us improve our Hotel. Our family works very hard everyday, and we will keep working hard until we gain your total satisfaction. Please come back again and give us a second chance, I know we can do better than your last experience. Thanks... More

Orange County, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

recently stayed again at one of my favorite spots in South Lake Tahoe ... Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, customer service there is second to none & just like my last visit everything was lovely the staff, the room, the shower (which I love) ... free continental breakfast, free wifi, still my favorite place to stay & will continue... More

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Hi, Thank you very much for your business and review! Please come back soon! Cordially, Ruben Z G.M. More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice accommodations, great location. Packed due to 4th of Jul, but mostly families, saw some near by places that looked like spring breakers had returned. Easy walk to casinos, private beach, dining, gondola. Fridge and microwave useful with supermarket near by. Being able to walk to beach to see fireworks was key for us. Breakfast had basics. Have to ask... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review! Our family works very hard everyday to earn your business, and a positive review is a very nice compliment for all of us. We appreciate your business and support. Please come back soon! More

Budapest, Hungary
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154 reviews 154 reviews
12 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Pines Mountain House seemed to be the best deal in order to spend a night and day in South Lake Tahoe. We (a couple) arrived at the motel quite late at night, and the staff member was waiting for us at the check in. He politely gave us an envelope with our key for the room and map of... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Lalaki-Papaki, Thank you, thank you, thank you... Please come back soon! More

Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't beat the price, and it even included a breakfast. Both room and breakfast were not fancy. Room - though a simple wooden structure - was big and had everything one needs. The continental breakfast was a bit crowded (many more residents than tables - had to wait for a table to become available). The location is superb - just... More

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Hi, Thank you for your support and review, we will not stop working hard until we achieve 100% of your satisfaction. Thanks again. Please come back soon! Cordially, Ruben Z More

Philadelphia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for an extended period of time this winter and winters past...4 weeks...and found it to be a pleasure...nice clean room with a kitchen area...and a stones throw to the gondola, casinos, and downtown. very affordable and clean...at least my room. walls are a little thin and the ceilings are also...so noise is sometimes an issue.. WiFi worked... More

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Hi Bruce, Thank you, thank you, thank you.... Please come back soon! Cordially, Ruben Z GM More

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, a friend and I stayed at the Big Pine Mountain House in June 2014. We had a second floor room for two nights. When we booked it for $42/night I expected something very gross. We will now recommend people at least check it out when looking for a place to stay. The hotel is pretty outdated with gold... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thanks for you business and review, our family work very hard to make this Hotel a great place to be, we are in the process of renewing all rooms, we started to renew them in 2012. Please come back soon! Thanks again! Cordially, Ruben Z GM More

York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sheets and towels were very grey with holes. The mirror in the bathroom had a large crack, and there were large scuff marks on the wall (which could have been washed off or repainted). And woe betide if you get noisy neighbours. Our room had an adjoining door and we could have joined in their conversation and listened to... More

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Ruben Z, Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn, We are very sorry that we did not meet your expectations, please accept our apologies. We work very hard to gain your business, and comments like your will make us work harder until we can gain your patronage again. Thanks for your review. Cordially, Ruben Z GM More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually stay at big name places so this was somewhat of a first for me. We stayed here because the pictures online (which are somewhat deceiving) and the price and location. Its located right off the main road, in front of the gondola. Great place for shopping, staying awhile and dining. Having said that you would think the place... More

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Ruben Z, General Manager at Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe, responded to this review

Hi Sam, I appreciate you review, and the fact that you posted something similar on YELP, however, and as I stated on Yelp. we guarantee our product, please call me to get this situation resolved. For your information, summers in Tahoe are busy, the population fluctuates from 48,000 people during the winter to 200,000 in the summer, and one more... More

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Address: 4083 Cedar Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (Formerly Viking Motor Lodge)
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Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
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Hotel Class:2 star — Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe 2*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Best Value Hotel in South Lake Tahoe #3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in South Lake Tahoe #6 Business Hotel in South Lake Tahoe
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Big Pines Mountain House is conveniently located in the center of South Lake Tahoe, within walking distance to major attractions - Heavenly Ski resort, the casinos and the Lake itself. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable rooms. Free wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, heated seasonal pool and the location make us the best value in town. Do not leave your pets behind, we will be happy to accept them in our hotel. Come visit us! Our friendly staff is always here to help you to make your Tahoe getaway simply fun! ... more   less 
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